Can you believe it’s that time of year already!
This Friday is the annual celebration known as “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day”, now in its 18th year! Will you be driving your Corvette to work?
The annual “holiday” coincides with the June 30th birthday of the Chevrolet Corvette as it was on that day in 1953 when the first Corvettes rolled off a temporary assembly line at a warehouse in Flint, Michigan.
The event was kickstarted by Mid America Motorworks and their chief cheerleader Mike Yager who saw it as a way for Corvette owners to share their passion with those they work with, as well as the camaraderie of getting together with other Corvette owners on a workday.
“We understand why so many owners consider their Corvettes to be a special car and only drive it occasionally, but we also think that driving the cars to your place of employment (at least once a year) is an excellent way to demonstrate just how popular these vehicles are, and it is a chance to ‘Save the Wave’ and keep the Corvette spirit alive,” said Mid America’s Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager, who added “the goal is to have as many Corvette owners as possible drive their cars to work that day.”
It seems to me that the excitement and fun of “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day” has subsided over the last few years. Perhaps that’s because so many are already driving their Corvettes to work that it’s not such a big deal. But we still see it as a great day to get those classic Corvettes – the ones you normally wouldn’t drive daily – out on the roads and then parked prominently at your place of employment. Instead of showing co-workers pictures of your Corvette…why not show off the real thing?
Tell us if you’re planning on driving your Corvette to work this Friday and if you do, send us a photo of your Corvette at work! We used to get great photos like these from the “holiday celebration” and that’s a tradition worth continuing! Hit us up in the comments below, or at Twitter and Facebook and let us know your plans for the 18th Annual Drive Your Corvette to Work Day.
Mid America Motorworks